The sun is out, and it’s the perfect time to finally finish that project you started in the yard last year! We know it can be hard figuring out where to start when you’re sprucing up your yard. However, there are a lot of services you can receive that will greatly improve the aesthetic of your yard as well as make maintenance and upkeep easier. The yard of your dreams is in reach; you just have to do some things first. We want to give you a quick and easy guide to turning your front or back yard into something out of a magazine.
Liven Up Your Grass
An easy way to revamp your landscaping is to start with your lawn. Simply mowing your lawn can make a world of difference. If you have pets, keeping your grass short is very important. If not, leave some height to your grass, and it will look more full. If you want your lawn to stay lush, try watering your grass and getting rid of weeds. Don’t forget to also use an edger where your grass meets any concrete. This creates a crisp look that brings your lawn to another level. Regular lawn maintenance keeps your grass in tip-top shape. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even mow patterns into your lawn. Your grass is one of the first things someone will notice when they see your property, so it’s a great place to start.
Cleaning up your property can seem minuscule, but it will make a huge difference. A tidy yard is overall more presentable than one covered in debris. Walk around and pick up fallen branches, lawn clippings, and any other things you’ve been meaning to move. Don’t be afraid to take some trimmers and shape up your trees and shrubs. For great results, have an experienced lawn care provider even out your bushes. Removing excess fluff from your plants makes them more uniform and gives your yard an overall well-kept look.
Do Some Landscaping
If you want your yard to really get an aesthetic redesign, do some landscaping. Adding new pine straw or mulch to your beds adds a lot of color to your yard and also hides any dirt. If you have any stubborn bald spots in your grass, try laying some sod. You can even change the layout of your yard by adding or removing trees, flowers, and any other plants. Landscaping can upgrade your yard from just being grass with a few trees to a botanical paradise. You may even want to consider doing some landscaping that doesn’t focus on aesthetics. Your yard may be in need of grading. An ideal lawn around a building should have a slope of around 5%. If yours doesn’t, you may have drainage issues. Regrading your yard to have a proper incline can bring a great improvement.
Put in an Irrigation System
Adding a high-end sprinkler system to your yard can really help with growth. It will also cut down on how much maintenance you have to do. Once you do some landscaping, your entire yard will need proper irrigation in order to thrive. Because rain can be unpredictable and inconsistent. It’s important that you make sure your yard is getting watered. You could do this manually with a hose, or you could partner with a lawn care provider to install an irrigation system. Sprinklers provide your lawn and any other plants with consistent and regularly scheduled waterings. This is especially important in Alabama because the sun can easily dry out your yard, and you won’t always have time to water it manually. An irrigation system can put you at ease knowing that your hard work is not going to waste; your landscaping will get the water it needs.
Put in a Drainage System
You shouldn’t only worry about your yard getting watered. You should also worry about too much water. When there is heavy rainfall, puddles can scour your yard. However, if you have a drainage system, water can run off out of your yard and your grass can stay perfect and lush. Having proper drainage helps keep your lawn and other landscaping from drowning. On top of that, it can prevent flooding that gets closer to your home.
How We Can Help
At Eagle Lawns, we want to serve you with integrity and attention to detail. We work with homeowners associations as well as residential and commercial land. We provide mowing, landscaping, irrigation system repair and installation, drainage system repair and installation, and property clean-ups. We’ve served the Auburn area for over 17 years, and we would love to serve you. Request a quote today to learn more about how we can revamp your landscaping!